Have you or your loved ones been diagnosed with rotator cuff tear?

You may be eligible to participate in a rotator cuff tear clinical trial.

Have you or your loved ones been diagnosed with rotator cuff tear? You may be eligible to participate in a rotator cuff tear clinical trial.

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Rotator Cuff Tear Clinical Trial in Saint Louis MO
NCT00923858 | Observational

Have you or your loved ones been diagnosed with rotator cuff tear?

You may be eligible to participate in a rotator cuff tear clinical trial.

Have you or your loved ones been diagnosed with rotator cuff tear? You may be eligible to participate in a rotator cuff tear clinical trial.

Active not recruiting

Male & Female

18 - 75

Years old

This study is looking to recruit 550 Participants

The purpose of this project is to provide information which can help us understand what happens over time to rotator cuff tears. In this study, the investigators will follow a population of people with rotator cuff tears that do not hurt (asymptomatic) and to establish the probability that an asymptomatic rotator cuff tear, identified in the context of contralateral symptoms, will become symptomatic over time. To determine with ultrasound the probability that a rotator cuff tear will enlarge over time. To determine if symptom progression correlates with enlargement of the rotator cuff tear and/or degenerative changes on radiographs. In order to obtain data, study subjects will be recalled for follow-up at 1 year time points over a 5 year period. The study subjects will have repeat physical exam, ultrasound and radiographic examinations. A control group of normal patients will also be followed for comparison.